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Christmas TV Ads 2018

(Many thanks to Isabelle Boresy, Emeline Lamothe (Padlet Xmas + Grille Xmas), Cécile Thomas, Fabienne Robin)

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01. Aldi

Aldi is the common brand of two German family owned discount supermarket chains with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries, and an estimated combined turnover of more than €50 billion.

02. Argos

Argos Ltd is a British catalogue retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and a subsidiary of Sainsbury's. The company trades both through physical shops and online, with over 845 retail shops, 29 million yearly shop customers, and nearly a billion online visitors per annum, making it one of the largest high street retailers in the United Kingdom. It has also franchised overseas to countries such as China.

03. Asda

Asda Stores Ltd is a British supermarket retailer, headquartered in Leeds, West Yorkshire.The company was founded in 1949.

04. Barbour

J. Barbour & Sons Ltd. is a British luxury and lifestyle brand founded by John Barbour in 1894, that designs, manufactures and markets waxed cotton outerwear, ready-to-wear, clothing, footwear and accessories for men, women and children.

05. Boots

Boots UK is a health and beauty retailer and pharmacy chain in the United Kingdom, Ireland, other territories. The company operates almost 2,500 shops across the United Kingdom and Ireland ranging from local pharmacies to large health and beauty shops. Their shops are primarily located on the high streets and in shopping centres. It sells many health and beauty products, and also provides optician and hearing care services.

06. Curry's PC World

PC World is one of the United Kingdom's largest retail chains of mass market computer superstores. Established in November 1991, many of its physical shops in the United Kingdom now trade under the combined Currys PC World brand.

07. Heathrow

Heathrow Airport is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom. Heathrow is the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, as well as the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and the seventh busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic. It is one of six international airports serving Greater London. In 2017, it handled a record 78.0 million passengers.

08. Iceland

Iceland Foods Ltd is a British supermarket chain based in Wales, with emphasis on the sale of frozen foods, including prepared meals and vegetables. They also sell non-frozen grocery items such as produce, meat, dairy, and dry goods. The company has an approximate 2.2% share of the UK food market.

09. John Lewis

The chain is owned by the John Lewis Partnership, which was created by Spedan Lewis, son of the founder, John Lewis, in 1929. The first John Lewis store was opened in 1864 in Oxford Street, London.

10. KFC

KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world's second-largest restaurant chain after McDonald's, with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 countries and territories.

11. Lidl

Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG is a German global discount supermarket chain, based in Neckarsulm, Germany that operates over 10,000 stores across Europe and the United States. Lidl is the chief competitor of the similar German discount chain Aldi in several markets

12. Marks & Spencer (Food)

Marks & Spencer Group plc is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London.It specialises in the selling of clothing, home products and luxury food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds. M&S currently has 979 stores across the U.K. including 615 that only sell food products.
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14. Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's is the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom with a 16.9% share of the supermarket sector. Founded in 1869, by John James Sainsbury with a shop in Drury Lane, London. In 1995, Tesco overtook Sainsbury's to become the market leader, and Asda became the second largest in 2003.
15. Apple

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The company's hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker.


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17. Tesco

Tesco plc, trading as Tesco, is a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in England, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by gross revenues. It has shops in seven countries across Asia and Europe, and is the market leader of groceries in the UK where it has a market share of around 28.4%

18. Amazon

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American electronic commerce, cloud computing, and consumer electronics company based in Seattle, Washington, that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. The tech giant is the largest Internet retailer in the world as measured by revenue and market capitalization, and second largest after Alibaba Group in terms of total sales. The Amazon.com website started as an online bookstore and later diversified to sell video downloads/streaming, MP3 downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry.

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